Monthly Archives: June 2013

HR 1613

CD033: Let’s Deepwater Drill

In this episode, the House of Representatives tries to approve ultra-deepwater drilling in the “Western Gap”: The middle of the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading

H.R. 1613: Expand Deepwater Drilling in Gulf of Mexico

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1613, the “Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act”; it would implement a deal then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed with Mexico that permits exploration and drilling in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. It also allows oil and gas companies to hide payments to foreign countries. Continue reading

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CD032: The Abortion Bill

In this episode, the House schedule has Jen frustrated, the House Farm Bill unexpectedly dies, and the House passes an abortion bill. Continue reading

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CD031: First Draft of 2014 NDAA

In this episode, we take a look at the first draft of the 2014 Department of Defense funding bill and see what it tells us about the United States future in war. We also look at three bills the House passed for Wall Street. Continue reading

H.R. 1960: House Version of 2014 NDAA

This week, the House passed their first-draft version of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, which outlines how the Department of Defense is to spend its money. The bill still needs to be merged with the Senate’s version before it can be sent to the President. Continue reading

Three Bills For Wall Street

The House passed three bills this week that benefit Wall Street, dismantle Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform, and make it harder for the Wall Street police to do their jobs. Continue reading

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CD030: Military Construction & Anti-Biotics

In this episode, a look at the House’s 2014 military construction and veterans funding bill’s first-draft and then examine whether it’s wise to continue a system that fast-tracks applications for animal anti-biotics. Continue reading

H.R. 1919: Track Pharmaceutical Drugs

The House passed H.R. 1919 “Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013” which establishes a national standard for tracing components of pharmaceutical drugs through the manufacturing and distribution process. Continue reading

H.R. 2216: Funding for Military Construction & Veterans

The House passed it’s version of the 2014 funding for military construction and the Department of Veteran’s affairs. This bill needs to merge with a Senate funding bill before it can become law. Continue reading